The title of a recently released Fox News article is “US cancels award for Egyptian woman due to ANTI-US tweets (Web-site/URL: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/08/us-revokes-award-for-egyptian-woman-due-to-anti-us-tweets/).
“The State Department has canceled the award it planned to give an Egyptian activist whose Twitter account included virulently ANTI-American and anti-Semitic statements”.
“The decision Friday (March 8, 2013) comes a day after the (Obama) administration postponed the award, while it looked into the recently discovered tweets from activist Samira Ibrahim”.
“Some of the tweets praised ATTACKS on U.S. diplomatic installations and against Israeli civilians in Bulgaria”. Of course, “praising attacks” is DESPICABLE. After being SEXUALLY ASSAULTED (Web-site/URL: http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/11/09/egypt-military-virginity-test-investigation-sham), we would EXPECT Ibrahim to be an advocate for PEACE instead of PRAISING ATTACKS
“Ibrahim INITIALLY claimed SHE HAD BEEN HACKED. But now she is DEFIANTLY REFUSING TO APOLOGIZE to what she calls the “Zionist LOBBY in America” for her “previous anti-Zionist statements“. So, Ibrahim is A LIAR in addition to possessing hatred.
“State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Friday (March 8 2013) that “upon further review“, the department would not present the award”. “We NEVER presented it. We’ve decided that we WILL NOT present it” and JUSTIFIABLY SO.
“In July of last year (July 18, 2012), after five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed in a bombing, a tweet on Ibrahim’s account said: “An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis in Burgas airport in Bulgaria on the Black Sea. Today(July 18, 2012) is a VERY SWEET day with a lot of VERY SWEET news“. So PEOPLE GETTING KILLED is “very sweet?” This is DESPICABLE
“As a mob was attacking the United States embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11 of last year (September 11 2012), pulling down and raising the flag of Al Qaeda, a tweet on her (Ibrahim’s) account said: “Today (September 11, 2012) is the anniversary of 9/11 (2001). May EVERY year come with America BURNING“. The tweet was deleted a couple of hours later, but not before a screen shot was saved by an (another) Egyptian activist”.
“And in August (2012), a tweet on the account said: “I have discovered with the passage of days, that NO ACT CONTRARY TO MORALITY, NO CRIME AGAINST SOCIETY, takes place, EXCEPT with THE JEWS. HITLER
“The offensive tweets were first reported by The Weekly Standard“.
“Sen. Mark Kirk had urged the State Department to investigate and said OTHER WOMEN were more deserving of the honor” like GIGI IBRAHIM (gsquare86)?
Finally, “In a letter to (Secretary of State John) Kerry, the Illinois Republican said Ibrahim used her Twitter account to “express anti-Semitic views and SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM” and called her hacking claim “dubious” given the timing and duration of the tweets”. Again, “support for international terrorism” certainly IS NOT a reason to give someone an award/REWARD someone.
This is yet another EASY conclusion. The United States certainly SHOULDN’T reward someone who HATES the country. THERE IS NO PLACE in the United States and indeed SOCIETY for someone with/who promotes that kind of HATE. Just like OSCAR PISTORIUS, we are so DISAPPOINTED in Samira Ibrahim because we thought that this was a heroine to/someone that we could/should LOOK UP TO/ASPIRE TO BE, someone like MALALA YOUSAFZAI. Well now, we know the truth and the truth is we certainly SHOULDN’T look up to/aspire to be someone who promotes HATE. The bottom line is: why should AMERICA reward someone who HATES AMERICA? We can say the same thing about MONA ELTAHAWY. Eltahawy seems to HATE America and has received several awards FROM AMERICA. IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE.